CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accertify®, a leading provider of hosted software solutions, tools and strategies for preventing fraud and mitigating enterprise-wide risks, announced today it is one of approximately 300 companies in the U.S. to achieve the internationally recognized security standard of ISO 27001 certification. This certificate indicates that Accertify's Information Security Management System (ISMS) meets the standards of the International Organization for Standardization and has been authenticated a consistent information system with explicit management control.
"Our clients have implicit trust in Accertify to protect their data and this latest certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the most comprehensive and stringent security practices in use today," said Jeff Liesendahl, CEO of Accertify. "Today, less than two years after we began the strategic journey to formalize our ISMS, the sustained effort of our entire organization has enabled us to be formally recognized for building a comprehensive information system that adheres to the highest levels of control in managing the integrity, availability and security of our and our customers' information."
The company was awarded the certificate following a comprehensive review by outside auditor BSI. The certification states that Accertify's Information Security Management System complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for the following scope:
"The provision and management of processes, activities and dependencies associated with the operation of information systems and infrastructure that support Accertify's products and services, including, but not limited to, providing high availability (24/7, 365 days a year) and safe computing environment for all Accertify customers and business units."
Accertify Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express, based in Itasca, IL, is a leader in providing e-commerce companies with hosted software solutions, tools and strategies for preventing online fraud and mitigating enterprise-wide risks. Its Interceptas® platform integrates every component of fraud prevention, applies state-of-the-art automation to each step in process and offers advanced capabilities for managing fraud data. Built with a merchant's perspective, Interceptas delivers flexibility in preventing various types of criminal behaviour, including fraud related to card-not-present purchases, online scams and policy abuse, merchandise returns and exchanges and other data management challenges. Accertify is committed to providing online companies with the most cost-effective solution to fraud available. For more information, visit www.accertify.com.